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Code No: RA CE 05239d RA

IV B.Tech I Semester(R05) Supplementary Examinations, November 2010


ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
(Common to Computer Science & Engineering and Electronics & Computer Engineering)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
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1. (a) Our natural resources can be compared with money in a bank. Explain it under the scope of
Environmental studies.
(b) Discuss the importance of Environmental Studies. [8+8]
2. Discuss the scope of environmental studies with respect to the following statements.
(a) Our dependence on nature is so great that we cannot continue to live without protecting the
earth’s environmental resources.
(b) Industrial development and intensive agriculture uses up large amounts of natural resources. [8+8]
3. (a) Define ecosystem and list components of an ecosystem.
(b) Briefly explain the manner in which ecosystems are destroyed by human activites. [10+6]
4. (a) Write briefly about the different types of diversity in ecosystems.
(b) Explain what is value of biodiversity and what are the different types of values of biodiversity?
[8+8]
5. (a) Oceans are ultimate sink for most of the waste we produce. Explain.
(b) List off shore sources of Marine Pollution.
(c) Explain the effects of oil pollution on the ocean. [8+4+4]
6. (a) What are the major issues associated with resettlement and rehabilitation?
(b) Bring out the main elements of water conservation. [8+8]
7. (a) Write a detailed note on the causes of diarrhea and the effects of this on human health.
(b) Explain the various measures by which this can be prevented and treated.
[10+6]
8. (a) Describe how you would methodically record the elements and resources in an ecosystem and
assess its functioning.
(b) Write about your observations and main conclusions about any ecosystem which you have studied
(e.g: forest, sea shore, farmlands, hilly area etc.)
[8+8]

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